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Parish Organist

Our Lady of Lourdes Church

Posted 10/5/2018 until 1/5/2019


Our Lady of Lourdes embraces Vatican II reforms with a wide variety of musical styles calling its assembly to full, conscious and active participation. The Accompanist will accompany the assembly at various liturgies in accordance with the principles of Sing to the Lord and  Music in Catholic Worship. The Accompanist will play for the Saturday 5:30 PM and Sunday at 10:30 AM Liturgies. The Accompanist will play on the piano as requested by the choir director. The Accompanist will be asked to play additional liturgies as requested throughout the liturgical year. (i.e. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Etc.)



 Because all Archdiocesan employees represent the Roman Catholic Church, they are expected to conduct themselves according to the goals and mission of the Church in performing their work.

 To perform the job successfully an employee must possess the abilities and aptitude to perform each duty proficiently. The following tasks are considered essential functions of the position:

       Accompany the assembly on Saturday, Sunday masses and various liturgies throughout the year

       Accompany weekly rehearsal of choir and extra rehearsals when preparation for special services are needed

       Continuously update professional and liturgical education          through reading, workshops, conferences, private study, etc…

       Perform related duties as required 

       Maintains up-to-date organist binder with choral and congregational music



An active member of a Roman Catholic parish faith community (Sometimes this requirement may be satisfied by a person who has knowledge of and is compatible with the mission of the Catholic Church).

 Education and Experience

        Minimum 2 years of ensemble playing experience

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 Knowledge of:

       Basic music theory

       Roman Catholic liturgy and music resources

 Skill in:

       High degree of proficiency in the use of the instrument(s)

 Ability to:

       Sight read

       Play traditional and contemporary choral works

       Play SATB parts for rehearsal, 1-4 at a time


       Improvise/ ‘ad lib’ when necessary to follow the ritual action of the Liturgy

 Additional Requirements of Position:

             Enthusiastic willingness to work with people

       Exhibit good grooming and maintain an appropriate professional personal appearance in all church-related events

       Current VIRTUS© for Adults awareness session certification

       Satisfactorily complete fingerprinting and DOJ background check for purposes of Archdiocesan “Safeguard the Children” program

       Oversee the upkeep of organ and piano​

Information/Application Contact:

Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Mary Janus
Our Lady of Lourdes Church
18405 Superior St.
Northridge CA 91325
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